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18 Oct

"The Energy Has Changed": A Movemental Difference Through Prayer in L.A.

Last year I stepped into a new role as CRM’s Prime Intercession team leader. CRM has identified prayer as “critical in laying the foundation and creating the conditions for a movement to launch and thrive”; the name Prime conveys this unique and essential role of preparation.

Leading the Prime Intercession Team has helped me to see obstacles as opportunities to storm heaven for Kingdom breakthrough. In the past months, my team has seen some exciting breakthroughs in response to our prayers. Here's one remarkable example.

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16 Oct

Blessed Are You [Video]

During World Wide Conference, Mark Thrash led us in a time of blessing one another. But first he spoke words of blessing over us, blessings modeled after the Beatitudes. The Beatitudes, he told us, were not conditions for who could be blessed, but claims that even people in the most unfortunate situations were truly blessed because of God's presence and the nearness of his Kingdom.

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11 Oct

A Time to Speak Blessings

There is something different about intercession and speaking blessings. It’s a different position. It’s a different authority. It’s a different posture. And I think it’s something that God is restoring for this time...

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09 Oct

Truth in the Inward Parts: What Happens in Inner Healing Prayer

Do you ever do anything or think anything, and wonder, “Why did I do that?” And it kind of hounds you—this way of thinking or way of acting. Sometimes we need to be set free. Healing prayer can set people free from unwanted thoughts, emotions, and actions.

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04 Oct

Join Us for a Day of Prayer, October 17


Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
–Matthew 6:9-10–

When Jesus was teaching his disciples to pray, he started with something that he often talked about. He said, "Your kingdom come." But what does that mean for us today? At CRM, we believe that it means asking God to be King over our "patch," which is the bit of earth we inhabit, our homes, neighborhoods, and the people we work with. In prayer, we get to partner with God as he enters our time and space now to free the captives, heal the sick, bring freedom to the oppressed and hopeless, and transform hearts in Jesus's name.

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02 Oct

When God Answers Prayer: A Miracle in the Refugee Camps of Lebanon

Aminah* fled to Lebanon with her family (her husband Kamal* and their five children) about eight months ago to escape the events of the war in Syria. I visited them and attended to their need of food by providing food parcels for the family over the coming visits. Through NEO and a partner church, we were able to provide help in paying rent and other necessities for them. I started building a relationship with them by visiting them on a monthly basis. I would speak to them about Jesus and his love during these visits. I introduced Christ as a personal savior and what he had done in my life as I followed him.

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27 Sep

Praying With Expectation

Have you ever thought about whether you actually believe prayer is effective? I had a sobering moment a few years ago when I realized that my belief in prayer was very weak. I prayed at meals, prayed with my kids, and prayed over prayer requests sometimes, but I realized that deep down I didn’t have much confidence that my prayers would actually change anything.  

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25 Sep

Blessed by Listening to the Holy Spirit: A Vignette From World Wide Conference

It was the final night of the World Wide Conference and worship was pushing well into the night. Around 11 pm, I stood up to head to my room when I suddenly felt the Spirit draw my attention to a girl across the room and say, "Go pray for her." I paused for a moment. I was tired. My body wanted rest. This girl was a stranger. And I wasn't getting a sense of what I might pray for her.

In that moment I had a choice. I could not deny I felt a tug at my spirit. I felt free to make my choice, but I knew that if I obeyed, I would probably be blessed to see God do something.

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20 Sep

Where There Is War, Peace: A Kingdom Reconciliation Moment at Conference

At World Wide Conference, God was at work in every dimension, not just in teaching and worship, but even in our times of play. CRM staff Lyle Thomas, who lives in Russia, shared details of what happened the last morning of Conference and why it was such a significant Kingdom moment:

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18 Sep

Room at Christ's Table: A Kairos Moment at Conference [Video]

Sometimes God interrupts our plan with his own. One of the things that seemed to be on his agenda for CRM during World Wide Conference was to challenge us to make room for those who are different than us, and repent of any prejudice we were carrying in our hearts. The themes of honor, blessing, and reconciliation for the sake of the gospel emerged over and over again. God got our attention.

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